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New Document Search

Faster, simpler, and precise. Our new document search makes it even easier to find what you need.

Select multiple values from drop-down lists, eliminating the need for complex search strings, and pin columns for clearer navigation.

Try it now!

  1. Log in to Aconex, select your project, and click Documents.
  2. Click 'Try out the new Document search'.
  1. Select your Project and click Documents from the Menu.
  2. If you have already switched to the new search, click  Document Register, otherwise opt-in following the steps above.
  3. In the Keywords field, enter your search criteria, such as the Document Number, Document Title or File Name
  4. Click Search to view the list of documents that match your criteria.
search by keyword

Keyword searches aren’t case-sensitive. 

  1. Refine your search results by clicking into the Type and Discipline fields, and selecting from the available values. You can select multiple values from these fields, allowing filtering across multiple types and disciplines.
filter type and discipline
  1. Add more filters as required, by clicking Add Filter and selecting from the list of filters available on your project. 
add filter
  1. Once you have set your additional filters, click Search and your results will refresh. 
search results

View and navigate your search results

In the results pane, you can scroll, sort and add columns as before. Our new search allows you to resize and pin columns, making it easier to navigate search results.  

  1. To resize a column, hover your cursor over the column separator
  2. Click and drag your cursor to adjust the column width as needed.
  3. To pin a column, hover your cursor over the column header. Then, click and drag the column to the desired location.
    Dragging to the left side of the results pane will ‘Pin’ that column in place (note the pin icon that appears above the column), so you can scroll through the results with the pinned columns visible.
pin column

Partial searches and Operators

Use the asterisk (*) wildcard operator if you only know part of the information you are looking for.

Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT can also be used.  Find out more.

In the example below, we’ve used a combination of both these techniques to find our documents.

What's Next?

Over the coming months, we’ll be fine-tuning and evolving search following user behavior and feedback, so be sure to tell us what you think using the feedback link in Aconex!

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